Saturday, February 2, 2013
Pretty in Pink Birthday Cake
I recently made a very pink and girly cake for a really good friend of mine, Violet. She loves everything pink, and even had pink in her wedding! I've made her a pink cake before, but I wanted to make it special-- inside and out. I started with a white cake mix with almond emulsion. Then I stirred in a few shakes of pink nonpareils to add a little extra something. They melt into the cake, so don't worry about crunchiness. Also, don't stir too much or the sprinkles will start to melt into the cake.
After the cakes were baked and cooled, I iced the tiers in white and stacked them (with a few dowel rods to prevent any sagging).
I rolled out some pink fondant and used my diamond cutter set to make a pink harlequin design on the bottom tier.
Violet loved her cake and she said it made her day, so my mission was accomplished. :) Happy birthday, Violet!